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Dr. Kurt T. DIRKS Professor of Organizational Behavior, Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis


1990 BBA, Iowa State University
1993 MS, Iowa State University
1997 Ph.D., University of Minnesota
1997-1998 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
1998-2001 Assistant Professor, Simon Fraser University
since 2001 Professor of Organizational Behavior, Washington University in St. Louis


Journal of Applied Psychology (Editorial board member)
Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (Editorial board member)
Organization Science (Editorial board member)
Journal of Organizational Behavior (Editorial board member)
Academy of Management Review (Guest editor) 2009
Professional Member: Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, INFORMS, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychologists


Dirks K. T., Ferrin D. L., Trust in leadership: Meta-analytic findings and implications for organizational research, Journal of Applied Psychology 87, 2002
Kim P.H. et al.: Removing the shadow of suspicion, The effects of apology vs. denial for repairing competence- vs. integrity-based trust violations, in: Journal of Applied Psychology 89, 2004
Dirks, K. T.: Three Fundamental Questions Regarding Trust in Leaders, in: Bachmann R., Zaheer A. (Eds.), Handbook of Trust Research, Edward Elgar, 2006
Dirks K. T. et al.: Repairing relationships within and between organizations: Building a conceptual foundation, Academy of Management Review 34, 2009